Hard Times: Dickens’ Masterful Caricatures Shine Brightly

Tuesday 22nd May 2018 at West Yorkshire Playhouse. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Northern Broadsides tackle a literary giant with their latest production, Charles Dickens’ Hard Times. Deborah McAndrew certainly set herself a mammoth task in adapting the work of one of the most charmingly verbose figures of the British Literary Canon into two and a half hours of... Continue Reading →

Dollywould: Unfettered Random Fandom

Friday 11th May 2018 at the Live Arts Bistro, Leeds. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Sh!t Theatre duo Becca and Louise love Dolly Parton. They’re fascinated by Dolly the cloned sheep and ideas of mortality and immortality. They’re satirical when it comes to the mind-numbing grasp consumerism has on the average citizen, bemused by the close proximity of preservation... Continue Reading →

Alan Ayckbourn’s Relatively Speaking: An Impressively Clever Comedy

Wednesday 9th May 2018 at Harrogate Theatre. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I’ll join the many folk before me and declare the obvious: Alan Ayckbourn is a master of farce. Oldham Coliseum’s production of Relatively Speaking does not disappoint in delivering all the fine details of Ayckbourn’s lively and playful work which inevitably provides wit, satire and an underlying... Continue Reading →

Sunshine on Leith: A Hit with Both Substance and Style

Friday 27th April 2018 at West Yorkshire Playhouse. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Sunshine on Leith is the West Yorkshire Playhouse’s latest musical venture and if the unanimous standing ovations and deafening cheers at the curtain call are anything to go by, it’s a hit for amorous audiences. As a show constructed around hits of The Proclaimers like I’m... Continue Reading →

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